Information Technology Project Management (with Microsoft Project 2007 CD-ROM) (6th ed)
Information is traveling faster and being shared by more individuals than ever before. Information Technology Project Management, Sixth Edition offers the "behind-the-scene" aspect of technology. Although project management has been an established field for many years, managing information technology requires ideas and information that go beyond standard project management. By weaving together theory and practice, this text presents an understandable, integrated view of the many concepts skills, tools, and techniques involved in project management. Because the project management field and the technology industry change rapidly, you cannot assume that what worked even five years ago is still the best approach today. This text provides up-to-date information on how good project management and effective use of software can help you manage projects, especially information technology projects. Information Technology Project Management, Sixth Edition, is still the only textbook to apply all nine project management knowledge areas--project integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communications, risk, and procurement management--and all five process groups--initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing--to information technology projects.
Kindle version not a bargain
By John Deurbrouck - July 12, 2010
I read the sample content and assumed that purchasing the Kindle version would be the equivalent of purchasing a new book. This is not true. The Kindle version is akin to a used book, in that it does not come with the access code required to access the premium content. This content includes "informative links from the end notes, lecture notes, interactive quizzes, templates, additional running cases, suggested readings, podcasts, the new Jeopardy-like game, and many other items to enhance your learning." If you purchase the Kindle edition, you must then purchase this other access separately for $35. The dead tree edition is a better bargain -- cheaper, and comes with both the website access and the Project CD-ROM.
Used version would be fine
By Kilovar "B" - February 6, 2010
Hi I bought it new because the used ones says book only, etc. wasn't sure what they meant. Basically if you buy new you get a trial of MS Project (which you can get for the same length at microsoft.com) and access to those online tools from the publisher.
Honestly, you'll be fine without both of them, so I'd just say save a few bucks and buy it used. Don't bother for the new.
Dry text with a dash of hostility
By Jon - September 26, 2012
Schwalbe is an academic. Maybe she has real-world PM experience, but she tends to focus on theory and it is hard to get through the material.
She also seems to have a problem with IT people. Interesting, for somebody who claims to be an expert in IT project management. Must make for some tension in the workplace. Some of her ideas are laughable. Like this one: "Non-IT business people are now very savvy with information technology, but few information technology professionals have spent the time developing their business savvy." Generalize much? Since that one had a footnote, I checked it out. It was an article from a decade ago whose sources consisted of the opinions of two IT people. There was nothing in the article at all about non-IT people now being "very savvy" with information technology.
You can find a written resource to back up ANYTHING you say. Just slap a footnote on it and you can give even dull and dubious text the appearance of academic credibility.